Book Awards » Pulitzer Prize - Biography

Pulitzer PrizeCategories: Literary Fiction, General Nonfiction, Biography, History, Drama, Poetry
The Pulitzer Prize is a U.S. award for achievements in newspaper journalism, literature and musical composition. The Pulitzer was established by and named after the Hungarian-American publisher Joseph Pulitzer. The awards are administered by Columbia University in New York City. Prizes are awarded yearly in twenty-one categories. We've sorted our books by the six subcategories in the "letters and drama" category.

2017

The Return: Fathers, Sons and the Land in Between
The Return: Fathers, Sons and the Land in Between
Author: Hisham Matar
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2016

Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life
Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life
Author: William Finnegan
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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2015

The Pope and Mussolini: The Secret History of Pius XI and the Rise of Fascism in Europe
The Pope and Mussolini: The Secret History of Pius XI and the Rise of Fascism in Europe
Author: David I. Kertzer
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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2014

Margaret Fuller: A New American Life
Margaret Fuller: A New American Life
Author: Megan Marshall
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 1


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2013

The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo
The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo
Author: Tom Reiss
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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2012

George F. Kennan: An American Life
George F. Kennan: An American Life
Author: John Lewis Gaddis
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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2011

Washington: A Life
Washington: A Life
Author: Ron Chernow
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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2010

The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt
The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt
Author: T.J. Stiles
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2009

American Lion: Andrew Jackson In The White House (Large Print)
American Lion: Andrew Jackson In The White House (Large Print)
Author: Jon Meacham
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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2008

Eden's Outcasts: The Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Father
Eden's Outcasts: The Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Father
Author: John Matteson
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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2007

The Most Famous Man in America: The Biography of Henry Ward Beecher
The Most Famous Man in America: The Biography of Henry Ward Beecher
Author: Debby Applegate
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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2006

American Prometheus : The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer
American Prometheus : The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer
Author: Kai Bird, Martin J. Sherwin
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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2005

De Kooning : An American Master
De Kooning : An American Master
Author: Mark Stevens, Annalyn Swan
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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2004

Khrushchev: The Man and His Era
Khrushchev: The Man and His Era
Author: William Taubman
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2003

Master of the Senate: The Years of Lyndon Johnson
Master of the Senate: The Years of Lyndon Johnson
Author: Robert A. Caro
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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2002

John Adams
John Adams
Author: David McCullough
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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2001

W.E.B. Du Bois: The Fight for Equality and the American Century 1919-1963
W.E.B. Du Bois: The Fight for Equality and the American Century 1919-1963
Author: David Levering Lewis
  • Currently 2.5/5 Stars.
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2000

Vera (Mrs. Vladimir Nabokov)
Vera (Mrs. Vladimir Nabokov)
Author: Stacy Schiff
  • Currently 2.8/5 Stars.
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1999

Lindbergh
Lindbergh
Author: A. Scott Berg
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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1998

Personal History
Personal History
Author: Katharine Graham
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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1997

Angela's Ashes
Angela's Ashes
Author: Frank McCourt
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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1996

God: A Biography
God: A Biography
Author: Jack Miles
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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1995

Harriet Beecher Stowe: A Life
Harriet Beecher Stowe: A Life
Author: Joan D. Hedrick
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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1994

W.E.B. Du Bois: The Fight for Equality and the American Century 1919-1963
W.E.B. Du Bois: The Fight for Equality and the American Century 1919-1963
Author: David Levering Lewis
  • Currently 2.5/5 Stars.
 2


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1993

Truman
Truman
Author: David McCullough
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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1992

Fortunate Son: The Autobiography of Lewis B. Puller, Jr.
Fortunate Son: The Autobiography of Lewis B. Puller, Jr.
Author: Lewis B., Jr. Puller
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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1991

Jackson Pollock: An American Saga
Jackson Pollock: An American Saga
Author: Steven Naifeh, Gregory White Smith
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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1990

Machiavelli In Hell
Machiavelli In Hell
Author: Sebastian De Grazia
  • Currently 2.5/5 Stars.
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1989

Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde
Author: Richard Ellmann
  • Currently 2.9/5 Stars.
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1988

Look Homeward: A Life of Thomas Wolf
Look Homeward: A Life of Thomas Wolf
Author: David Herbert Donald
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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1987

Bearing the Cross : Martin Luther King, Jr., And The Southern Christian Leadership Conference
Bearing the Cross : Martin Luther King, Jr., And The Southern Christian Leadership Conference
Author: David Garrow
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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1986

Louise Bogan: A Portrait
Louise Bogan: A Portrait
Author: Elizabeth Frank
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